Saturday 17th June: the seventh edition of Art Night Venice


Art returns to Venetian nights on Saturday 17th June, for the seventh edition of Art Night Venice, an event designed and coordinated by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the City of Venice.

From 6pm on Saturday 17th June, with the opening of Ca’ Foscari gates that will launch the Night, the entire city and its calli and campi will be animated as the evening runs free openings of museums, foundations, galleries, libraries, institutions, theatres and cultural associations. There are hundreds of institutions involved and hundreds of planned events from Punta della Dogana to Civic Museums, Casa dei Tre Oci, the Peggy Guggenheim collection, Cini Palace, Querini Stampalia Foundation, just to name a few of the institutions open on Art Night. For children, there are numerous activities and creative workshops set up around the city. There will also be music, with exciting events and exhibitions in different locations around the city center. Art Night turns its lights on for art and culture to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Venice has long been part of the official calendar of European cities Art Nights.

“Art night Venice is an evening of art and culture at the disposal of the city” – explains Michele Bugliesi, Rector for Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – “an event of shared culture as well as the expression of the research work of Venetian cultural institutions in Venice. Art Night has not only a local but an international appeal. It is a trademark that enriches us with the variety and quality of the offer with which we reach both adults and children. It is truly a great initiative of which Ca’ Foscari is a sponsor institution, but above all it is a town event which finds its value in the many participating institutions.”

At 6pm the events launch at Ca’ Foscari in the presence of Rector Michele Bugliesi and all those responsible for involved institutions. It will begin with a “Reading Attack”, a surprise public action, and will then continue with the exhibitions held at Ca’ Foscari:  “VALERY KOSHLYAKOV. We have never stopped building utopia” curated by Danilo Eccher at the Ca’ Foscari Exhibition spaces, “Hybris and monsters in contemporary art” at CFZ Zattere and "Inside Love Love inside" by Antonio Nocera in the garden of Ca’ Dolfin. Children can enjoy themselves at “A tutto cartone” - a creative-educational workshop linked to the “VALERY KOSHLYAKOV” exhibition where, starting from the observation of the works, they will be given the chance to show off their creativity. There will also be guided tours run by Ca’ Foscari Tour, accompanied by theatre readings by Cantiere Teatro Ca’ Foscari that will give voice to some of the most fascinating characters in the history of Ca’ Foscari.

The grand finale will be at Ca’ Foscari at 10.30pm with a video installation specifically designed for Art Night by AES+F,  “PSYCHOSIS" inspired by the final play of British dramatist Sarah Kane 4.48 psychosis and known for its unmistakable visionary hyperrealism, her last radical narrative regarding women being brought to the point of hysteria.

Following last year’s success, this edition will include as the last event of the Night “Le petit déjeuner en blu - Indigo Mix Jacquard Malìparmi”, on Sunday 18th June from 9am to 1pm, run by Ca’ Foscari, in the splendid setting of San Servolo Island, and at 11am Simone Rugiati, the famous chef and television host of the Italian programme “Cooks and Flames” will entertaining the audience by conversing with Giuseppe Barbieri.

On the occasion of Art Night Venice, the Communal Cinema Circuit will reduce their fare to 3 euros (5 euros if in 3D).

The complete program will all the events during Art Night Venice is available to download from the event website: